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Jo­hanna Hud­son of Lower Sackville, N.S., writes, “My hus­band found this item at the dump but we have no idea what it’s used for. The han­dle is de­signed to hold eas­ily, it’s made of metal and mea­sures 14½ inches in length. We’d love to find out what it is!” How about it readers? Any ideas?


Lewis Thom­son, of Pug­wash, N. S., was just one of many who sent in the same an­swer to last is­sue’s mys­tery item from Rosa Cross of Tan­cook Is­land, N.S. ”It’s a de­coy an­chor. The cen­tre hole is placed over the head of the de­coy (such as a duck or goose) for stor­age and trans­port. When in use, one end of the de­coy line is tied to the de­coy and the other end to the an­chor—the line is then wrapped around the an­chor. You toss the an­chor in the wa­ter and let the de­coy go—the line will un­ravel to the depth of the wa­ter.” Thanks to Lewis and all who took the time to write. Go to our­canada.ca/what-is-it to iden­tify this is­sue’s mys­tery item. Do you have a thinga­ma­jig you can’t iden­tify? Send along a photo and it may ap­pear on this page! See page at left for our ad­dress.

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